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    Default An atypical Neptis from n Thailand

    Photographed in Mae Hong Son, nw Thailand, mid elevation forest. This could well be something common, but I am having issues identifying it. My initial thoughts in the field were Neptis hylas, but the position of the small spot on the edge of the costa is too offset to be this species.

    The underwing dark edges to the white bars rule our Neptis soma.

    This left me wondering if this might be Neptis capnodes? (The sub marginal spots being rather elongated).
    Another possibility might be Neptis Sappho, but the underside of this species is rusty-red as far as I know, although the specimen looks worn.

    Comments on this appreciated.
    With thanks.

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    Neptis sappho.

    Both spwcies are similar in that the white bands on the underside are edged in black.

    Neptis sappho; UN rusty reddish brown; HW white discal band upper margin regular ,without an indentation mark.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...2adc4eef-1.jpg
    http://www.pyrgus.de/bilder1/nymphal...ho_9im2015.jpg
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...luri_ak010.jpg


    Neptis hylas. Underside ochreous brown; HW upper margin of discal band with a rectangular indentation/incut with sharp corners.
    https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/me...kale_al934.jpg
    Singapore.
    http://www.butterflycircle.com/check...20-%20Khew.jpg
    Bali.
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...ide_Bali_I.jpg


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    Many thanks for the clarifications.

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